This FREE certificate program, offered by Algonquin college, will provide you with the practical techniques and communication skills required for a position is the health care field. This condensed program includes 10 weeks of instructor-led virtual training, combined with in-person lab instruction at Algonquin College’s Woodroffe Campus (1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa), followed by a two-week placement. (For more details, click here to see the poster.)


Eligibility Requirements: You must be:
  • 18 years old (or 17 years old with a high school diploma)
  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • An Ontario resident
  • Currently unemployed and not in school
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per Algonquin College policies

Learn the theories of nutrition, sanitation, safety and hygiene, as well as institutional cooking techniques to function safely and competently as a team member in a short- or long-term care facility.

Classes take place Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
February 7 to April 29, 2022

Contact info: 1.844.853.0326 or